This is a question about how Airbnb processes statements, and would possibly be better addressed to Airbnb. But I’m not sure I can rely on their reps to provide accurate information. However, there should be people here who can answer this question.
When a guest places a booking request, is the card charged immediately? I thought the card was supposed to be charged when the booking was accepted. But based on what sporadic information I’ve received from my guests (this topic isn’t exactly a pressing matter so I’ve never really followed it up), it seems that the card may in fact be charged when the booking request happens. Can anyone clarify what actually happens, and does anything actually happen at the credit card end when a booking request is made?
On the main page of a listing, under the big red 'Request to Book" button, there is a “You won’t be charged yet”, which seems to support the former theory. But that’s hardly conclusive evidence.